Thursday, 2 July 2009

On trial

Although we didn't have to go to hospital today, the hospital came to us - in a manner of speaking.  Steve had a phone call to say the results of Tuesday's tests are looking good.  We think that means he will go on the clinical trial of Velcade, starting next Tuesday.  

Suddenly, it's all beginning to feel more real than nightmare.  It's spurred Steve into action - although he has repeatedly talked about "doing his accounts", all the comings and goings to and from hospital recently have meant that he hadn't made any real progress. This afternoon, in spite of the heat, he has quite literally started to clear his desk in preparation.  The tax man would be proud of him. 

Many thanks again for the messages of support which continue to come in from near and far, as news spreads.  Apologies for not replying in person just yet. When Steve has completed one 21 day cycle of chemotherapy treatment starting next Tuesday, we'll have an idea of how the chemo will affect him and how we are going to live with it in the coming months.  

In the meantime, there are two more radiotherapy sessions to go - one tomorrow and one on Monday, with Ludo's party in between to look forward to.  Still no noticeable side effects from the zapping to report (I'm the one who's looking a bit hot and bothered after sitting for too long in the garden reading this afternoon).  

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